Monday, February 28, 2005

Random TV Observation

Is it just me or is there some kind of "Law and Order" on every night?? How many can there be? Will the next one be "Law and Order: The Parking Squad"??


Sunday, February 27, 2005


I went and got my hair cut yesterday and I got talked into bangs. I have not had bangs since it was cool to copy Brenda Walsh from 90210 (heavy front bangs) so let's say that was at least 13 years ago. They are just little side bangs, but they are driving me nuts. I have a bobby pin pinning them back right now and I bet that will become my hair accessory of choice till I can tuck them behind my ear. Why do I do such stuff knowing that it will drive me crazy? It is like when I bought Julia the 200 piece lego set. She wanted them and I did not think that when she played with them they would be all over the place. I step on them all the time and I even found a couple in the dryer. I just need to think about stuff before I do it. I guess I like to learn my life lessons the hard way :)

Is everyone watching the Oscars tonight? I just like to see what the girls wear. I just hope Star Jones is not doing the red carpet this time.

Thanks for reading!


Friday, February 25, 2005

Can I Get an Amen??

My Dad (Papa is his name) is taking Julia for the WHOLE day tomorrow! He called and asked if he could take her to Legoland. He made an offer I could not refuse. That means Jon and I am can have a day together. Just in the nic of time too- going a tad crazy the past couple of weeks with the kid. So I am going to thank God right now for grandparents :) Amen!

Hope everyone has a fantastic weekend. Thanks for reading!


Thursday, February 24, 2005

Dirty Baby

This is Julia's "baby" as we call it in this house. My mom refers to it as "dirty baby" because that is what she is all the time. "Baby" was a gift from my Aunt Lori when Julia was born. She said she bought it because it was so soft (not anymore!). My MIL introduced "Baby" to Julia when she was about 6 months old. We were out of town and they were watching her and my MIL found baby in Julia's closet and gave it to her. Julia has carried "Baby" ever since.

As you can see from the picture above, "Baby" is pretty raggedy. This is her right after she has been sprayed with Spray and Wash, washed in hot water, and dried on high. She always comes out still dirty. We bought another doll just like it in case we lost her (and what a tragic day that will be) Julia has nic named the other doll "Blah Baby" and does not even touch it or look at it. We did lose baby once for about 4 hours after Julia shoved her into a corner behind her play kitchen. Jon and I were frantic as it became nap time and we could still not find her. Luckily, after tearing the place apart we found her and order was restored in the house.

Here is a pic to compare what Julia's doll used to look like. "Baby" and "Blah Baby"

"Baby" is also quite a traveler. She has been to Arizona, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and San Diego. She has even been to Disneyland! She also gets the star treatment everyday since she is always held, gets chauffeured around by me, and gets to sleep in a queen sized bed. Let's just say "Baby" has got it made.

What did you or your child carry around and could not live without? I had a blanket, but it was never a live or die situation if I did not have it. I just hope that "Baby" never strays or leaves us for another family. I am not sure if Julia or I could take it :)

Thanks for reading!


Wednesday, February 23, 2005

See Through

I decided that I would splurge and buy a $17.99 sweater at Target since it was cute and hey who can beat that price. It is a light blue and criss-crosses in the front. I wore it all day today thinking I looked pretty cute. My husband comes home tonight and greets me with his normal kiss and then looks at me funny and says "I can see your boobs in that top". Puzzled I walk over to the mirror and you can totally see my bra! I walked around practically all day with a see through top on and had no idea!! I wouldn't have minded, but of course I had my ugly bra on today (you know you all have one) So I guess what I am trying to say is thanks for men- they always let you know when your boobs are viewable :)

Thanks for reading!


Tuesday, February 22, 2005

Do you Wanna??

I heard that Paris Hilton's sidekick was hacked into and all of her addresses and photos were displayed. Well being good at googling stuff I found the info. Bad, bad, bad Amanda, but hey anyone wanna call Seth Green, Christina Aguilera, or Lindsey Lohan?? I got their digits :)


PS Sorry I really had nothing to post today so had to think of something :)

Monday, February 21, 2005


Well today is another day of rain here in Southern California. They even issued a tornado watch. WTF?? I have no idea what you are supposed to do in a tornado! I guess I will have to look that up in case that happens. Lets hope it doesn't :)

The thing about the rain is that now we are trapped inside our house. Now I am sure you know how that is when you have children. My dream version of the day would be this:

Wake up and drink a nice cup of coffee. Have Jon (who is off for Pres. Day) make me eggs and bacon. Julia will actually eat breakfast and there will be no maple syrup on the table or floor. Then we all proceed up stairs, get back into bed, and watch the "Back to the Future" trilogy all day while we eat popcorn in bed. Then when dinner time rolls around the pizza man shows up and we eat pizza in bed while watching "American Idol" or something. Then when it is time for bed, Julia has no problem going to sleep in her own room, and Jon and I fall asleep in each others arms :)

Sounds great right?? Well this is actually how today will go:

Wake up and drink and nice cup of coffee. Jon makes him self toast while I play chef for Julia since whatever I make first is not what she wants. Then I get to sit down and eat something. Then we head upstairs and Julia starts running around, messing up her room, messing up our room, and stops every so often to watch "The Princess and the Pauper" movie that I had to watch 17,000 times since we bought it. For the rest of the day it will be finding a way to entertain a 3 year old while we all go stir crazy in the house. I will make dinner tonight since we are not rich and can not eat out every night (that would be so cool!) and then when bedtime comes we will have to put Julia back in her bed at least 3 times before she stays in there. Then we will get in our bed, watch TV and fall asleep before "American Idol" is even over :)

That sounds about right I think. Maybe I can get her to watch something different at least :) As you can see I love the rain!

Well I hope you all are having a good Monday. Thanks for reading!


Saturday, February 19, 2005


Do they let you sell your children on eBay? If not, then I will be taking bids on her later. Can I get $50?? I will even throw in her cute clothes I bought for her today. She also has a vast amounts of toys so you will not need to buy her anything! As you can see terrible almost 3's rears it's ugly head in my house today. She has managed to dump a whole thing of Gatorade on the floor, spit out the pretzels she didn't like on the coffee table, and she just came up to me and pulled my hair. At least she took a nap in her bed today instead of mine which she has taken habit of doing lately. Maybe I just need a drink (kinda liking that idea actually) I am sure things will be better tomorrow :)

Thanks for reading!


PS I better not get googled for drinking mothers or something :)

Friday, February 18, 2005

Holy Crap!

I just won 50 credits on Blog Explosion!! It is like I won the lottery or an Academy Award (I would like to thank...) I feel so special :)



The kid is watching "Sponge Bob" and she likes it. HELP!! I don't need her liking anymore damn characters from the TV! I have it all - CareBears, Strawberry Shortcake, Barbie, Dragon Tales, Dora - No more please!! I think I am going to turn the TV off and read her a book instead :)

TGIF to you all. Hopefully you have a three day weekend to look forward too. Thanks for reading!


Wednesday, February 16, 2005


Do you ever have too much you want to blog about so you go blank when you actually get time to write? That is how I feel right now. I have like 3 things that I want to talk about, but can't figure out how I want to say it. Ugh! I used to be so on top of things!

Julia did inform me today that she will no longer be wearing a diaper because she wants to wear Tinkerbell underwear. Yes, that is a good thing, but we only have 2 pairs of Tinkerbell underwear and that is all she will wear. I have to say potty training sucks!!! I am sure that it is all worth in the end :)

Well that is my oh so exciting life! Hopefully I can blog about something other than the potty tomorrow :) Thanks for reading!


Tuesday, February 15, 2005

The Itch

You know sometimes it is okay to get super personal with your blog-right?? I feel that I can tell you anything and you will help me with your words of wisdom. Well today is one of those posts. I have been feeling the "baby itch" for a couple of months now and I *think* I might be ready to have another child. I think Julia is at an age that she could handle having to share me with someone else and her behavior has improved so much since we are almost out of the terrible 2's. My husband seems ready too. He even set the crib back up so when we moved some stuff around so that he wouldn't have to do it in the future. The problem lies with me. I am going to sound totally selfish right now, but I like my life. I like that I get 2 days a week to myself so I can workout or do my errands. I like that Julia is becoming more independent and she can interact with me so much more. And I LOVE sleeping 8 hours a night :) I really do want to have another child, but what can I do to prepare myself for that again? Or is that even something that you don't prepare for you just do? Am I ever going to be ready?? Am I ever not going to be scared or selfish for that matter?? So I guess what I am asking is, what made you "ready" for another child? Or am I just thinking too much and I should just get over myself?


Monday, February 14, 2005


Just wanted to wish everyone a Happy Valentine's Day! Hope you have a day filled with lots of love and chocolate :)


PS- Congrats to Lori who had her baby girl Mika last night :)

Friday, February 11, 2005

One Year

I have this friend and today we have been friends for exactly one year. This friend has been loyal, listened as I bitch, and allowed me to meet so many cool people. I have no idea if I would have been able to make it through this year without my friend. Who is the friend you ask?? It is my blog :) I have been blogging for one year today! This is the first time in my life that I have ever written my thoughts and feelings down for a long period of time. It will be so cool to go back and look through my archives to see how my life has changed. I want to thank all of my on- line friends for without them this blog would have not been possible. I also want to thank you for your thoughts and especially for your words of wisdom this past year. Each and everyone of you hold a special place in my heart :)

So Happy 1st Birthday Blog! Pass the champagne because it is time to celebrate!

And as always- Thanks for reading!


Wednesday, February 09, 2005

Backing Up

I actually wiped out my whole library from my Ipod last night. That is roughly 500 songs from my own collection, but also $25 worth of songs I downloaded. It was the biggest tragedy in this house since I broke one of the shelves in the freezer. After freaking out for about 20 min. I started to download my CDs again. Jon, who was in the other room while I was freaking since I am sure he didn't want to hear it, says "Didn't you back up your songs?". What?? Was that something I was supposed to do? He then clicks on a folder on the computer that has every single music download for his Ipod. Thanks for the info dear husband. I will remember that one when I am washing all of your colored clothes in bleach!!!

Thanks for reading!


Tuesday, February 08, 2005

I Need Help

I wanted to ask for help with writing my tag line for this gorgeous new blog of mine. I was thinking something like "Filing the A-Z of Motherhood", but it feels like it is missing something. Can you help me?? I welcome all suggestions :)


Monday, February 07, 2005

My Man

Here is a little story about the man I love :)

Jon and I met through my best friend Summer, who had dated him for a short time. Yes I know that is horrible that I dated my best friend's ex, but at the time things were different between her and I. Anyway, Jon is 11 years older than me, so when we met he was 31 and I was 20. We talked on the phone for about 3 weeks before we actually met. I feel like I got to know him that way and felt very comfortable with meeting him. Yes, he was older, but for some reason that did not bother me at all. He was the first person to ever treat me like an adult and not judge me for things that I did. When I knocked on his door the first time we met and he opened it, I knew that I would never be with another man for the rest of my life. We were together from that day on and 9 years later I love him even more. He is the best Daddy a girl could ask for and he is always there when I need him. I am so blessed to have this man as my husband :)

Today is Jon's 40th Birthday and he doesn't want anyone to make a big deal. I will make his favorite dinner and he will get his favorite cake, but I just wanted to let the blog world know how special he is. So Happy Birthday my dear Husband! I love you so much!


Martini Anyone??

Well we had a fabulous time this weekend in Palm Springs. We did nothing but eat, shop, sleep, and eat again. That is so my kind of vacation!! Anyway, I thought I would post some pictures of what out hotel looked like. It was called the Le Parker Meridien and it was very swank. It was like we stepped into the Playboy Mansion in the 1960's. All that was missing was a my mini skirt and Go-Go boots. Of course it was designed to look like this (opened only this past October) and it was just so cool. So check out these pics from the lobby and our room.

I hope everyone had a good weekend. Thanks for reading!


Friday, February 04, 2005

Mini Break

Today Jon (it is his birthday) and I are going away this weekend WITHOUT the kid. I am so excited that I am pacing and waiting till he gets home from work. My mom is so awesome and she is coming to watch Julia for the weekend. We will only be gone till Sunday afternoon, but I have a whole suitcase of clothes packed. I must be thinking I am a moviestar and need 8 changes of clothes for 2 days away. I also have to bring my blow dryer and straighter so I can get pretty for dinner out. These are things a girl can't live without- you know?

Well I hope you all have a good weekend. Thanks for reading!


Thursday, February 03, 2005

She Works Hard for her Money

Today I have been working for my friend Catie doing some research for her. I jumped at the chance to do something that I had to use my brain. I have now worked since 8:30 am while Julia was a school and now she is taking a nap so I was working too. I love it and everything, but my eyes are tired. I also realized that my brain is so filled with "Strawberry Shortcake" and "Care Bear" songs, that there isn't a lot of room for much else. However there will be a nice check coming my way so I am not going to complain :)

So here is my story and now you see why this post is so boring.

Thanks for reading!


Tuesday, February 01, 2005

I am Such a Cry Baby

Why oh Why does "Oprah" always have to make me cry? Today was one that I actually had to use a tissue to wipe my eyes. I just hate it when I am in a good mood, thinking everything is right in the world (well in my world at least) , and then I turn on the TV to find out that is not true. I also cry everytime I watch "Extreme Home Makeover".I mean those people have the crapest houses and the most moving stories that you have to cry when they see their new house for the first time. And if TBS shows "Somewhere in Time" one more time I am going to float away in my own tears! If you have never seen that movie- break out the tissues. You are going to need it :) Maybe I should really be crying over how much TV I watch and how it is affecting my emotions- right? :)

What TV shows or movies make you cry all the time??

Thanks for reading!